Spanish multipurpose naval ship 'L-61 Juan Carlos 1' left Istanbul
Completed a 5 days visit to Istanbul, the largest vessel of Spanish navy 'L-61 Juan Carlos 1' left Istanbul yesterday morning. Saturday, 04.Jun.2011, 10:28 (GMT+3)
Completed a 1 week visit to Istanbul, the largest vessel of Spanish navy 'L-61 Juan Carlos 1' left Istanbul yesterday morning.
The ship, while leaving Istanbul port, assisted by two tugs, from Turkish Coastal Safety Administration, and by a Harbour Pilot, Capt. Cahit Istikbal, from Turkish Coastal Safety Administration, for a safe departure.
The commander of "L 61 Juan Carlos 1" Colonel Aller an officer in command, together with Capt. Cahit Istikbal, who piloted the ship on departure from Istanbul
Captain, Colonel Gonzalez Aller, said the visits will strengthen the ties between the two countries.
Colonel Aller, 29 May KarakĂ¶y harbor aircraft of Navy ship anchored at a press conference in Spain, the ship entered service last September, he said.
There are 4 basic function of the vessel, a landing ship, first of all that, and sea operations, indicating appointed Aller, said:
The second task is far from the sea,''performed to provide some support for operations. Especially all the necessary material to the army, in charge of the tank in a ship delivering. The third mission of the ship or aircraft in particular is that an alternative platform. All kinds of landings and departures can be made on this ship. Finally, we use this ship humanitarian aid operations. There is a very serious carrying capacity of the ship. Using this capacity to help all kinds of humanitarian aid operations and erzakÄ± taĆÄ±yabiliyoruz. Onboard is a very big hospital. So very convenient to use humanitarian aid operations. Whether you get an earthquake, or other disasters, whether able to use this ship.''
Colonel Aller, Spain Navy, this ship is the first of its kind, its more like 3 of the ship is still under production, production, stage 2 of the ship to use the Australian Navy said,''So far, Spain's largest ship in the Navy. Multi-function in a ship and meet the needs of this century, designed to overcome the challenges of the next 40 years,''he said.